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Erazmin has stated that the device could theoretically work as his father plans, and convert races changed by the Curse of Flesh to what they had been originally; gnomes would become mecha-gnomes, dwarves would become living stone, and so on. However, any race that had not previously been changed by the Curse of Flesh (say, orcs, goblins, or any of the elves) would be eradicated completely. Whether his father doesn't know of this flaw or simply doesn't care is uncertain.
In a future alternate timeline, King Mechagon won and activated the Mechoriginator. However, it seems even in this reality its effect is slightly flawed. According to this reality's version of Izira Gearsworn, his research was "corrupted", and incinerated most living things, turning Mechagon Island into a burnt wasteland, which not only has robots but some undead as well. Those who were partially mechanized like herself and Erazmin survived, although many were killed or converted in the ensuing battle.
Interestingly, despite Erazmin initially believing that a big danger of mechanization is losing one's emotions and sense of being, this is not true with Bondo Bigblock, one apparent victim, as he clearly recognizes the adventurer. Another irony is that if defeated, Bondo drops the Blueprint: Personal Time Displacer, which can be loaded into Pascal-K1N6 to create the Personal Time Displacer,, a device that allows the player to return to the dystopian version of Mechagon without Chromie's aid.
- The mechagnome Gearmaster Mechazod had a similar goal of curing all gnomes of the curse of flesh and converting them back into mechagnomes.
- The device has a similar effect as the roboticization technology of Sonic the Hedgehog.